Saturday September 24, 2011 Day 6 Finished Bernabéu

Real Madrid 6 - 2 Rayo Vallecano

  • Cristiano Ronaldo 39’, 51’ (pen.), 84’ (pen.)
  • Higuaín 45’
  • Varane 67’
  • Benzema 73’
  • Michu 1’, 55’

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    Real Madrid outclass Vallecano

    Real Madrid were given a real scare by Rayo Vallecano before running out 6-2 winners in the Liga clash at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. More

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    Time:90'
    • Real Madrid
    • Rayo Vallecano
    • 90' Despite there being five goals and a red card in the second half, the referee blows the final whistle bang on the 90 minutes! What an absurd game of football. Stick around for Barcelona v Atletico Madrid... Live coverage here!
    • 88' Rayo are just chasing shadows now. Ronaldo and Ozil have got the run of the place as their dispirited opponents count down the secodns untilt he final whistle.
    • 86' People will look at the scoreline of this match and think this was a routine win for Real, but it has been anything but!
    • 84' GOAL!! Ronaldo cheekily dinks his spot-kick down the middle and gets his hat-trick!
    • 83' PENALTY!! Ronaldo is clean through, goes round Dani and is brought down by the keeper! Dani gets a booking, and Ronaldo gets the chance for his hat-trick...
    • 82' Casado feeds Pacheco down the left. The former Liverpool attacker goes on a jinking run into the box and gets a well-struck shot away, but it's right at Casillas who saves and holds.
    • 80' This game has very much reverted tot type now, with Rayo looking to contain Real as the hosts dominate possession.
    • 77' This win will lift Real up to second in L aLiga ahead of the weekend's other fixtures. La Liga table
    • 75' Don't forget, coming up right after this game is coverage of Barcelona v Atletico Madrid. Sparks are sure to fly in that one too!
    • 74' Karim Benzema's fourth goal of the season has wrapped up the points on a nervy night for Real Madrid.
    • 73' GOAL!! Benzema makes it 5-2 to Real and surely that's that! Ozil's excellent first touch allows him to square the ball across the edge of the area and Benzema sidefoots an expert finish past dani!
    • 72' Movilla, who just moments before appeared to get away with a handball in midfield, has a pop from distance but his low strike requires only a regulation stop from Casillas.
    • 70' Both managers have now made all three of their allotted substitutions.
    • 69' Rayo substitution: Trashorras replaces Michu.
    • 68' Rayo substitution: Dani Pacheco replaces Piti.
    • 67' GOAL!! Raphael Varane scores a sensational fourth for Real! The young French defender meets Ozil's corner with an improvised backheel flick that loops over Dani and into the net! What a way to score to score your first goal for Real!
    • 66' Alonso steps up to take the free-kick from wide on the left. He goes for goal and Dani has to react quickly to tip it over the bar!
    • 65' A badly mistimed tackle on Marcelo from Bangoura earns the forward a booking. It was more over-enthusiasm than anything, but a deserved yellow card.
    • 63' Bangoura manages to sneak a deflected cross past Marcelo, but Movilla hacks it into the crowd as he goes for goal.
    • 62' Karim Benzema has scored in Real Madrid’s last four league matches at home (six goals in total).
    • 60' The final half an hour should be fascinating. How will Rayo react to having a one-man advantage? Will Real carry on as if they still had 11 on the pitch?
    • 59' Real substitutions: Sami Khedira and Karim Benzema replace Higuain and Kaka.
    • 58' Alonso barges Movilla in the back and concedes the foul. The Bernabeu crowd are not happy but it was a certain foul.
    • 57' DI MARIA OFF! Things get worse for Real as Di Maria blatantly handballs after Casado tries to flick the ball past him. The referee has no choice but to give the Argentina forward a second yellow and a red!
    • 55' GOAL!! Rayo have pulled one back! The ball is glanced on from a corner and Michu is completely unmarked to prod home from close range! Casillas claws it out of the net but the ball had clearly crossed the line! Cracking stuff here from the visitors. Can they drag themselves back level?
    • 53' Dani plucks the Real corner out of the air. Rayo take their turn to attack at pace and they win a corner of their own. It's curled right into the hands of Casillas.
    • 52' Almost another for Real! Higuain takes it round dani and shoots from a wide angle, but Arribas slides in to divert it intot he side netting!
    • 51' GOAL!! Ronaldo thunders his spot-kick right into the roof of the net off the underside of the crossbar!
    • 50' PENALTY!! Real break at lightning pace from that passage of play and Kaka is tripped int he area! Stonewall penalty. Great feet from Kaka to invite the challenge. Ronaldo places the ball on the spot...
    • 49' CHANCE FOR RAYO! A chipped pass is floated over the top of the Real defence and Casillas is caught in no-man's land. The ball is fired across the six-yard box but Arribas is not quick enough to react!
    • 48' Bangoura latches on to a neat pass down the channel and wins a corner off Marcelo.
    • 47' Real start the second half as they ended the first, taking the game to their visitors.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • 45+2' That's the last action of the half, and what a half it was! For the first half an hour, Rayo were by far the better side, but they go into the break 2-1 down.
    • 45+1' GOAL!! Real take the lead! ronaldo is used as a decoy and Xabi Alonso floats the delivery to the far post. Three Real players beat the offside trap and Ramos heads across goal for Higuain to finish into the unguarded net!
    • 45' Ozil's corner is glanced away by a defender for a throw on the opposite flank, but the move breaks down. The hosts build again and Arribas goes into the book for a foul on Kaka. Ronaldo will have one last chance to shoot from a dead ball before the interval.
    • 43' Real Madrid have won their last 10 league games against other sides from Madrid since March 2009.
    • 42' Ronaldo goes tumbling to the ground after mistiming his jump for a header, but the referee is not interested in the Portuguese superstar's appeals for a penalty.
    • 41' Kaka has looked sprightly whenever he has had the ball. can Real get another before the break?
    • 40' Higuain is caught offside again as Real are firmly on top now.
    • 39' Ronaldo's fifth league goal of the season - and his 71st in 68 La Liga games in total - is a deserved leveller for Real, but it's a shame Rayo could not make it until half-time with their lead intact.
    • 38' GOAL!! Real level! A swift counter-attack is instigated from a poor Rayo throw-in. Kaka hares forward through the centr of the pitch and plays a wirhgted pass out to Ronaldo on the left. The £80m man sweeps a low finish through Dani's legs!
    • 37' Ronaldo rampages down the left now and gets in a low cross along the edge of the six-yard box, but Dani is quick off his line to gather before a white shirt can tap it in.
    • 36' Ronaldo tries again from a set piece, and this time he fires wide of the target.
    • 35' Real can't make anything from the subsequent corner, but they are asserting themselves now after looking somewhat punch drunk from that early opener. Ozil wins another free-kick. He has been the difference since coming on.
    • 34' Real beginning to turn the screw now as the ball is played across by Kaka for Ozil to strike from 20 yards... Parried two-handed by Dani!
    • 33' Malcolm writes in to say: "Would you believe it! I was convinced that Real would­ win this 10-0!!" - You weren't the only one!
    • 32' Wonderful play from Real as their patient build-up around the Rayo box culminates in Higuain latching on to Di Maria's weighted through ball and finishing inside the near post from a tight angle. But, alas, the flag was already up for offside against him!
    • 31' Dani plucks the corner out of the air and Vallecano can breathe again.
    • 30' Ozil immediately has an impact as he wins a free-kick some 30 yards from goal. Di Maria whips in a great delivery but it's glanced behind for a corner by Jordi.
    • 29' Real Madrid substitution: Mesut Ozil replaces Lassana Diarra, who has been eclipsed by the other Lass on the field.
    • 27' Odds before kick-off. Real Madrid 1/10, Rayo Vallecano 22/1!
    • 26' Bangoura cuts in from the left this time and plays a one-two. He takes the return pass on his chest and fires a crisp volley over the bar! Sensational from the young Guinean forward.
    • 25' Rayo win a corner. It's sent deep to the far post, but goes over everyone for a Real throw.
    • 23' Di Maria bends in a threatening low cross and Higuain takes his turn to swipe at thin air!
    • 21' Ronaldo swings and misses at Ramos's cross. The ball lands at the feet of Kaka and the Brazilian gets his shot away, but it's right at Dani.
    • 20' Bangoura is only 19 years old, and has played just six league games for Rayo before tonight, but he has been the stand-out player on the pitch thus far.
    • 19' There have been plenty of reports in the Spanish press this week about the Real players losing confidence in Mourinho. Whether that is true or not, they are certainly lacking in cohesiveness so far this evening.
    • 18' Since 2000, Getafe are the only side from Madrid to have won at the Bernabeu in Primera. That may be about to change.
    • 17' Di Maria is the first player booked this evening for a very late challenge on Jordi.
    • 16' Sergio Ramos lifts a floated cross into the Rayo box but it is too easy to head away, which the visitors do.
    • 14' Bangoura leaves Marcelo for dead on the right wing and squares the ball across for Tamudo on the edge of the box. The former Espanyol and Sociedad striker scuffs his first attempt at a shot, but he gets a second go and Casillas again can only palm it back into the mixer! This time, however, Real scramble the ball clear.
    • 13' Rayo are certainly living up to Sandoval's pre-match vow to attack Real. Whether they can remain so open for 90 minutes and not concede is very open to debate, however.
    • 12' Tamudo sheilds the ball as he aims to win a corner off Marcelo, but has to make do with a throw.
    • 11' Nice play from the visitors through the midfield, but Bangura is caught offside as the ball is pinged out to him on the right wing.
    • 10' Mourinho’s side have now only kept a clean sheet in one of their last eight games at home in all competitions. (Opta)
    • 9' Ronaldo fair wallops his free-kick over the wall but he can't get the strike to dip nearly enough to trouble Dani in the Rayo goal.
    • 8' Great driving run forward by Kaka and he is brought down on the edge of the area by Javi Fuego. Real have a free-kick in a promising area. Only one candidate to take this...
    • 7' Tito gets in a cross from the right after good work by Lass bangura, but Real clear the danger.
    • 6' Four of Rayo’s last five wins against other sides from the capital in Primera have come away from home. (Opta)
    • 5' Angel di Maria's initial delivery is headed away but the Argentine sends in another cross that curls invitingly for Raphael Varane to meet with a header... Over the bar! Great chance for the young defender to open his Real Madrid account!
    • 4' Real look for the instant response, and Kaka's cross is blocked for the game's first corner.
    • 3' This is what Rayo boss Jose Ramon Sandoval had to say in the build-up to this match: "The home defeat to Levante obliges us now to have beat Real Madrid tomorrow, although it will not exactly be easy to do it, as we are facing a great opponent. If you go to the Bernabeu to try and hold out against them, that's when you lose. If you go out with the intention to win, it's true that you could also be defeated, but at least you will do it with your style of play and your ideas."
    • 2' Michu's second league goal of the season has really put the pressure on Real and Mourinho now. How will Los Merengues respond?
    • 1' GOAL!! Rayo score after 18 seconds! Raul Tamudo's long-range strike is palmed away by Iker Casillas and Michu reacts quickest to finish the rebound! Unbelievable stuff!
    • 1' Rayo kick off their first league match at the Bernabeu in eight-and-a-half years!
    • 18:58 The players are out on the pitch on a perfect evening for football in the Spanish capital. You can share your thoughts on the game either by posting int eh comments box below or by getting in touch with me via Twitter @tony_mabert. Vamanos muchachos!
    • 18:55 Despite the early-season pressure being heaped upon him by poor results, Real boss Jose Mourinho is trying to play down talk of a 'crisis': "Some talk of a crisis, a dramatic situation. It's three bad games but only one week, not three weeks. It isn't a crisis, but a negative situation."
    • 18:50 Real go into this game in seventh place, with just seven points from four games. This haul represents their worst start to a league campaign in six years. Newly-promoted Rayo are just four places and two points behind their near neighbours. La Liga table
    • 18:45 Rayo Vallecano are minus the on-loan Arsenal winger Pedro Botelho. Botelho was red-carded in the 2-1 loss to Levante on Wednesday. Dani Pacheco is set to come in from the cold.
    • 18:40 Real field a patched up defence with Ricardo Carvalho, Pepe and Fabio Coentrao joining long-term injury victims Nuri Sahin andHamit Altintop in the treatment room. Pepe and Coentrao have muscle strains while Carvalho is recovering from a blow to the head suffered in Santander on Wednesday. Real Madrid team page
    • 18:35 REAL MADRID: Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Albiol, Varane, Marcelo, Xabi Alonso, Lass, Di Maria, Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain /// RAYO VALLECANO: Dani, Tito, Arribas, Jordi, Casado, Movilla, Javi Fuego, Michu, Piti, Lass and Tamudo.
    • 18:30 Welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo!'s live coverage of the clash in La Liga between Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu!
  • Summary

    • 84' GOAL!! Ronaldo cheekily dinks his spot-kick down the middle and gets his hat-trick!
    • 73' GOAL!! Benzema makes it 5-2 to Real and surely that's that! Ozil's excellent first touch allows him to square the ball across the edge of the area and Benzema sidefoots an expert finish past dani!
    • 67' GOAL!! Raphael Varane scores a sensational fourth for Real! The young French defender meets Ozil's corner with an improvised backheel flick that loops over Dani and into the net! What a way to score to score your first goal for Real!
    • 66' Alonso steps up to take the free-kick from wide on the left. He goes for goal and Dani has to react quickly to tip it over the bar!
    • 57' DI MARIA OFF! Things get worse for Real as Di Maria blatantly handballs after Casado tries to flick the ball past him. The referee has no choice but to give the Argentina forward a second yellow and a red!
    • 55' GOAL!! Rayo have pulled one back! The ball is glanced on from a corner and Michu is completely unmarked to prod home from close range! Casillas claws it out of the net but the ball had clearly crossed the line! Cracking stuff here from the visitors. Can they drag themselves back level?
    • 52' Almost another for Real! Higuain takes it round dani and shoots from a wide angle, but Arribas slides in to divert it intot he side netting!
    • 51' GOAL!! Ronaldo thunders his spot-kick right into the roof of the net off the underside of the crossbar!
    • 50' PENALTY!! Real break at lightning pace from that passage of play and Kaka is tripped int he area! Stonewall penalty. Great feet from Kaka to invite the challenge. Ronaldo places the ball on the spot...
    • 49' CHANCE FOR RAYO! A chipped pass is floated over the top of the Real defence and Casillas is caught in no-man's land. The ball is fired across the six-yard box but Arribas is not quick enough to react!
    • 45+1' GOAL!! Real take the lead! ronaldo is used as a decoy and Xabi Alonso floats the delivery to the far post. Three Real players beat the offside trap and Ramos heads across goal for Higuain to finish into the unguarded net!
    • 38' GOAL!! Real level! A swift counter-attack is instigated from a poor Rayo throw-in. Kaka hares forward through the centr of the pitch and plays a wirhgted pass out to Ronaldo on the left. The £80m man sweeps a low finish through Dani's legs!
    • 34' Real beginning to turn the screw now as the ball is played across by Kaka for Ozil to strike from 20 yards... Parried two-handed by Dani!
    • 26' Bangoura cuts in from the left this time and plays a one-two. He takes the return pass on his chest and fires a crisp volley over the bar! Sensational from the young Guinean forward.
    • 23' Di Maria bends in a threatening low cross and Higuain takes his turn to swipe at thin air!
    • 21' Ronaldo swings and misses at Ramos's cross. The ball lands at the feet of Kaka and the Brazilian gets his shot away, but it's right at Dani.
    • 14' Bangoura leaves Marcelo for dead on the right wing and squares the ball across for Tamudo on the edge of the box. The former Espanyol and Sociedad striker scuffs his first attempt at a shot, but he gets a second go and Casillas again can only palm it back into the mixer! This time, however, Real scramble the ball clear.
    • 5' Angel di Maria's initial delivery is headed away but the Argentine sends in another cross that curls invitingly for Raphael Varane to meet with a header... Over the bar! Great chance for the young defender to open his Real Madrid account!
    • 18:35 REAL MADRID: Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Albiol, Varane, Marcelo, Xabi Alonso, Lass, Di Maria, Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain /// RAYO VALLECANO: Dani, Tito, Arribas, Jordi, Casado, Movilla, Javi Fuego, Michu, Piti, Lass and Tamudo.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Real Madrid

    Manager: José Mourinho

  • Rayo Vallecano

    Manager: José Ramón Sandoval

  • Line-up

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      Substitution Out29′ 4.3 -
      Yellow Card 5.8 -
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      Substitution Out59′ 6 -
      Goals ×3 7.9 -
      Strikers
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      Substitution In29′ 7.1 -
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      Yellow Card 5.5 -
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      Goals ×2 Substitution Out69′ 6.7 -
      Substitution Out68′ 3.8 -
      Strikers
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      Substitution In56′ 3.7 -
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